The official weekly report from the FCC Digital Team providing updates from the past week (July 30- August 3, 2018). Inside this update you will find a status report on the CUE Implementation Project along with a report on the status of all products supported by FCC Digital.

CUE Implementation Project

Current Sprint

Sprint 12 (07/30/18 to 08/10/18)
FCC Resources: ~7
CCI Resources: ~3

Sprint Goals


CCI Design Developers have finished their tasks and have been able to move onto issues identified while performing cursory QA on the websites.

Enhancements to the Data Validation process have been completed to increase the speed and accuracy of migration data generation.

Prebid.js wrapper was able to be implemented granting us a more stable and robust solution for managing our header bidders.

All publication logos and favicons have been loaded into CUE Front and barring any logo changes, will be ready for additional site launches.


CUE Live Migration scripts need to be updated to ensure that files are being generated in their appropriate directories with the associated cross-publishing data present.

Unforeseen absences on the CCI team due to personal issues.

Sprint Reports

Nearly all incomplete story points for both sprints were due to migration tasks being incomplete or blocked. The increase of story points at the end were due to new issues added to the sprint that were not estimated until sprint end.

FCC Digital Sprint 12

CCI Sprint 12

Historical Team Velocity

Project Progress Updates

The below cumulative flow diagram shows the current status of all tasks in Jira outlining the amount of tasks for total completion of the Project with the bulk of these tasks being migration related.

Long Term Product Support

Incoming Projects

Live Video Provider Update – New LiveStream video provider to replace Ustream and is expected to be replaced on the Drupal sites before mid-September

Add The Skrive Logo to – Add the logo for the new FCC blogging platform

Currently Unaddressed Issues

Drupal News Websites

Redirect Module Bug – When an article title or category is updated, the redirect module will occasionally fail to properly create the correct 301 redirect. Resulting in a 404 error.

File Upload Bug – Occasionally users will get an AJAX error when attempting to upload photos to the website.

Access Denied Bug – User session cookies will occasionally corrupt and remove the ability for newsroom users to access the Drupal Admin.

Facebook links from https – Facebook shares are not pulling in images when using the https version of the URL.

Google Drive Integration not functioning for LC News Chronicle

Park Rapids and Worthington Paid Political Letters – Add importing from iServices for these two sites.

Lakes Group Legals Update – Updates to the Lakes Group sites to display Legal Notices.

Drupal Database issues with Master/Slave handling – Even when explicitly instructed to utilize the slave databases, Drupal 7 functions will default to the Master database. This has been causing issues for over a year and a half due to the scale of FCC News Website operations.

WCTrib Active Directory Integration – The deprecation of the Willmar AD site has broken the AD integration for all Willmar users.

Drop in Ad Requests – Starting 04/19/18 Advertising requests have dropped by a reportedly large amount. Dave Wruck has worked with the Advertising partners to rule out any issues with DFP/AdX setup. Advertising code has not been altered since February 7, 2018 with the inclusion of the Origami widget. Issue possibly stems from the Network or Systems side.

WordPress Websites/Blogs

Media Export for (Duluth)

Media Export for

Current Job Openings Embed for

Low Search Traffic on Say Anything Blog


Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities


Widget on Drupal News Websites is not updating

Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities


Marketplace Tracker is returning errors on certain slugs

Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities

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